Combining exotic materials like gold, ceramic, tantalum, red gold or titanium, with Swiss watchmaking tradition and excellence, Hublot has perfected the Art of Fusion, a concept that’s the basis of everything that the Swiss watchmaker does. The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Colored Sapphire strongly supports that idea, showcasing the brand’s progress in the field of sapphire watch cases with the introduction of colored sapphire.
Colored sapphire cases might sound easy to make, but they’re far from it. In order for these magical cases to become reality, Hublot heats the raw material for sapphire, aluminum oxide, to incredibly high temperatures, together with chromium. In this delicate process, the sapphire will actually take on a lovely blue color – red sapphire benefits from a similar approach, but iron is used instead of chromium.
With that in mind, it should not come as a surprise that Hublot will only be selling 250 units of each version of these bespoke colored watches. Housed inside the precious colored sapphire case is the impessive Unico HUB124 automatic chronograph movement, that could be easily appreciated from any angle.
The transparency theme also extends to the straps, which feature Hublot’s quick release system. The stunning colored sapphire breakthrough should be more than enough to get people talking about these watches and offer them the attention they deserve – the same goes for the price that Hublot is asking for each of these watches.